Neatorama Update - May 12, 2009

Hello everybody - I'd like to take a minute and give you an update on all things Neatorama.

Mystery Sale - Thank you to everyone who participated! We've been working hard to improve the turnaround time. The first wave of shipment has started - we will be sending out packages for the next week or two. Unfortunately, I don't know whose packages will be shipped when. We'll have another update soon!

Upcoming Queue - We continue to be pleased with your submissions to the Neatorama Upcoming Queue. As a token of our appreciation, the top 5 submitters (well, 6 actually since the last position is a three-way tie) of April 2009 will get free stuff from the store (oh, let's pick one: the Ice Invaders Ice Tray).

We will continue to reward top submitters of the UQ. As the feature is still new, you stand a very good chance in being a top submitter (For hints on how to get your posts promoted to the front page, please read the UQ FAQ and Tips).

Round Up - We've never really done any weekly round up summarizing the neatest and greatest posts on the blog, and I think it's time that we start doing that. Since the beginning of May, we've done 155 posts on Neatorama. That's a lot of posts to keep track, so here are a few noteworthy ones in case you missed them:

What do you think? Should we do a weekly round up of sorts?


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Just got my mystery package--five or six days was a pretty good turnaround time. I received an Election Issue of Mental Floss, and a hardback copy of the Laugh Out Loud Cats graphic novel.

I was hoping for an iPod! No, really, it was a neat surprise to get in the mail. :D
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Given that Marilyn Terrell is an employee of National Geographic and is already paid to plug their links on the interwebs, should she really be getting free stuff from you?
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Hey! Thanks for the ice tray, my Pastis was lacking ice ;)

Alex: since the acceleration of posting, maybe a weekly round up/best of would be interesting for the people visiting less frequently.

And out of curiosity : what was the most viewed Neatorama page?
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